Author Archives: Julie

Unbelievable turnout at Surfer’s Beach

Unbelievable turnout at Surfer’s Beach yesterday in El Granada for our March cleanup!  So many earth heroes showed up, wanting to make a difference for the environment! Alex and Laurel were joined by Zoe and 3 of her friends who saved the day and with 133 volunteers, they needed this extra help!  Our amazing volunteers collected 120 pounds of trash, […]

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Successful dry-run at Thornton Vista

We had a successful dry-run at Thornton Vista. The site captains, Cynthia and Sierra met Jim and he provided with a table, buckets, sticks, gloves, etc. We had several diehard PBC volunteers come out: Myrna Faulds, Terri Brown, Birgit Soyka, Chris Duran, and junior member Isabella Bringas. They collected  96 pounds of garbage along with 58 pounds of recyclables and […]

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A Walk in the Mud

by Greg Finkelstein – PBC Naturalist Some of my earliest memories are of duct taping my shoes to the ends of my jeans. During my childhood, my father, Jay Finkelstein, was a leader of the Bayfront Cleanup, which is now a part of Coastal Cleanup Day. On that day, he would borrow an airboat, and we and a small team […]

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Smiles all around at Sharp Park

It was another beautiful day at Sharp park beach for a cleanup. A total of 84 volunteers joined us, including members from the Cub Scouts, NCL and many students! A special thank you to Charmaine, Jun, Sunshine from more than fishing for rallying your group to come out. A total of 68 pounds trash, 16 pounds of recycling and 640 cigarette […]

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Old and new friends at Montara

It was a chilly but sunny day at Montara Beach with old friends and new! We had 23 volunteers join the site captains Iona and Janice, our naturalist Danila, and Mira.  There was a lot of discussion about new recruits for the mission blue crew!  Our amazing earth heros collected 17 lbs trash (10 masks),  7 lbs recycling and 157 cigarette […]

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Help Needed to get bill AB 1690 Passed

Support smoking waste pollution prevention! AB 1690 is facing significant opposition and to keep all the currently defined products (cigarette/cigar filters and tobacco and cannabis single-use vaping devices) in the bill, we need your help ASAP! Did you know? … Filtered cigarettes cause pollution in our communities, and they are unnecessary because they don’t protect smokers’ health. Since 1964, the U.S. Surgeon […]

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